Updates from the council on coronavirus

Check the latest advice on COVID-19 →

Domestic Homicide Review - Published 11 December 2014

Safer Sandwell Partnership logoThe Safer Sandwell Partnership published its first domestic homicide review report on 11 December 2014.

The Home Office asks us to publish independent reviews into deaths of adults which have resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by a relation, partner or member of the same household.

Chief Superintendent Matt Ward, vice chair of the Safer Sandwell Partnership, said: "This is a tragic case of a young woman who was killed by her partner. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family. We thank everyone, including relatives, who have contributed to this review.

"We commissioned an independent review in line with Home Office guidance to identify what lessons could be learned from her death.

"The report states 'there were areas of the victim's life that could have been supported more positively by agencies'.

"The Partnership Board has accepted the panel's eight recommendations, which are designed to help agencies remedy the issues found during this review. All of these recommendations have been implemented.

"We continue to work together as agencies to ensure measures are in place to do all we possibly can to prevent such tragedies happening in the future, and give victims of violence and abuse the confidence to seek the support they need. It’s important victims of domestic abuse know how to find the help and support they need at an early stage.”

You can read the executive summary, the full overview report and key learning points arising from this review.

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse and need help, call Sandwell Women's Aid 0121 552 6448 or the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247. In an emergency always call 999.

For more domestic abuse services, visit our domestic abuse webpage.